The success of any organization such as ours depends greatly on its volunteers. We feel we have the best group of volunteers any rescue organization could ask for, but are always looking for new individuals to help out finding homes for our Danes. Below is a list of ways you could help by joining us as a volunteer. The Board of Directors and all the volunteers of RMGDRI wish to thank you for stopping by and inquiring into volunteering and visiting our web site.
Foster Homes (for more information, visit our Foster Information Page)
Foster homes are one of our greatest needs. When you decided to foster a Great Dane you have taken a major step in saving the life of a Great Dane. Foster homes allow us to put Danes we have received into a good situation where they will receive love, attention and in many cases get back into good health. The more foster homes we have the more Great Danes we can save. Having foster homes also greatly reduces the operating cost of the rescue. Boarding a Great Dane can be very expensive.
We often receive our Danes via the various animal control and humane society organizations. When this occurs we need to retrieve the dog and put him/her into a home situation or get them to our Vets. When this occurs we ask those volunteers who can transport Danes to do so. Sometimes this will come on short notice, and other times we will have a few days to arrange things.
This is always an important aspect of our rescue. We are a non-profit organization and derive our operating funds from donations and fundraising functions. As a volunteer you might be asked to work a booth at various events, come up with ways to raise funds, contact groups that give grants to organizations such as ours or just be there to help out when needed.
This is an important function in our organization. Home checks are performed for every prospective adopting individual or family. We like to make sure that the new home has certain required elements, which is the whole purpose of a home check. It doesn't take long and can be very rewarding. You meet new people who are very interested in Great Danes and you make new friends through this process.
While most shelters, animal control organizations and humane societies will call us when a Great Dane has been taken in, we need individuals to stop by and see if any Great Danes have been turned in. This also provides us with building a good relationship with the various shelters.
We try and attended various dog related or public events. When we go to an event we will need people to setup and work a booth. You would be taking to the pubic about our rescue, Great Danes and just saying hi.